Out and About


Rockcliffe is a small, coastal village in Dumfries & Galloway, with a view of Rough Island, Hestan Island, the Solway Firth and sometimes the Cumbrian coast. It is a small sandy beach with plenty of shells and at the right tide you can walk out to rough Island, a bird reserve.

Powfoot Beach

An attractive sand and shingle beach, it has superb views to the south across the vast mud flats and salt marshes of the Solway. The beach is suitable for paddling but not swimming. There is a local coastal footpath and plenty of birdlife around the area to watch.

Sandyhills Beach

Sandyhills is a large sandy beach located along the southern coastline of Dumfries & Galloway. It lives up to its name and at low tide has a vast expanse of sand, backed by gentle sand dunes. It is a perfect spot for a walk, a paddle or picnic. The beach slopes gently so the water is shallow and it is a popular beach for paddling and exploring rock pools. Behind the beach you will find a small shop and café and public toilets. Dogs are allowed on the beach all year round.

The famous poet Robert Burns moved to Dumfries in 1791 and stayed until his death five years later, writing his most famous poem the ‘Tam o’Shanter’ whilst residing close to the town centre. Even today there are remnants to remind us of Robert Burns time in the town with a number of historical places for all tourist to visit

Also, it was whilst working in Dumfries that JM Barrie befriended a local family and it was their adventures which inspired him to create ‘Peter Pan’ a favourite character that all children still relate to this day. We are certain your family will have amazing adventures of their own in Dumfries as there is plenty to keep you busy.    Peter Pan

Drumlanrig Castle and country park is a great castle for you to explore in Dumfries and Galloway. Affectionately known as the pink palace due to its outside colour. You can take a look inside the castle, go cycling or check out the amazing adventure playground with its climbing frames, slides and nets.

One of the finest castles in Scotland. Although in ruins, little ones can still explore and let off steam in the castle themed adventure park and go on a nature trail. Don’t miss a trip to the tea room.


A variety of scenic country and coastal routes for your walks and cycle routes

Always popular with families and fun for kids of all sizes. It is home of loads of cute animals including kune kune pigs, Welsh cob horses, cows and llamas. There are regular feeding sessions throughout the day as well as an astro slide, train, play barn, trampolines and a boating pond.

The farm is locaed inside the Mabie Farm Park so you can get great views of the Solway Firth during your visit

Based around the original control tower of the former RAF Dumfries, the museum houses a fascinating collection of aircraft and flight memorabilia.

Dumfries and Galloway is home to the annual RSAC Motorsport Rally as well as the Armstrong Galloway Hills Rally’

Excellent Golf

You can play serious golf or just a few rounds of holiday golf at these various courses; Dumfries & Galloway Golf , Dumfries & County Golf ClubThe Crichton Golf Club.

Ice-skating at Dumfries Ice Bowl and Leisure complex has a dedicated Ice Hockey / Ice Skating Rink and a dedicated Curling Rink. Whether you’re an accomplished skater or a complete beginner, the expansive Ice Pad and the six rink is the perfect place to hone your skills or master the basics. There is also a café and bar for you to relax in and a large sports hall. 

Take part in chocolate making workshops or let off steam at the indoor and outdoor play areas. There is also a large decking area outside with picnic tables. Giant Dinosaur and exploring the castle maze for little ones to enjoy.

Local Food

offers modern and stylish food served in warm and welcoming surroundings.  Only a 4 minute drive from Dumfries town centre.

A  traditional award winning pub, bar & restaurant in the heart of Dumfries. Includes great home cooked food, fantastic real ale wines and a selection of spirits and cocktails.

Drummuir Farm ice cream has a delicious range of home made ice creams, hand made in custom built premises in the heart of South West Scotland, with milk from their own herd of dairy cows. Includes outdoor picnic and play area 

The Frothy Bike Co. is based in the heart of Dumfries Town centre, where you can take your bicycles. A welcoming café where you can grab a coffee from their trained baristas or enjoy eating breakfast from a selection of simple classics or nourishing vegetarian and plant based dishes.

known as Dumfries no.1 Italian Restaurant is family owned, award winning italian restaurant

Sweet Sadie’s

Sweet Sadie’s Ice Cream and Desserts is only a few minutes drive and a must when staying at our property.


In Dumfries town centre you will find high street retail shops along with plenty of coffee shops and cafes

a place for all, it has plenty of designer stores for hours of retail therapy at great prices, food shops, cafés if you wanted to take a break, and a play area for the younger ones